Kagan vote delayed one week at GOP’s request

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed, as expected, their confirmation vote on Elena Kagan after a request from Ranking Member Jeff Sessions of Alabama.

The GOP used their time at the hearing to raise concerns about her nomination to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court, with Sessons again critiquing Kagan’s practices with military recruiters when she served as dean of Harvard Law School.

Democrats hold a five-vote majority on the committee, and Kagan is expected to be confirmed when her nomination is put up for a vote. Sen. Al Franken has already confirmed he’ll vote yes, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar is expected to do the same.

Lauren Knobbe is an intern in MinnPost’s D.C. Bureau

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